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Monday, September 7th, 2009
11:40 pm
[docka3ak]
Онлайн игра "Садовая Империя"
Онлайн игра "Садовая Империя"
Очень интересная онлайн игра, экономическая стратегия, симулятор рынка, сада и прочих приятных мелочей. Собирайте и сажайте картошку, кофе и т.п. Филиал немецкой игры, поэтому все очень качественно и к тому же абсолютно бесплатно!
Friday, February 6th, 2009
7:17 pm
[rauldandrea]
Saitek ProBridge 500
Recently I made an internet post about these. I just got an e-mail from someone who wants to know what kind of AC adapter they take... anyone out there know?
Saturday, January 17th, 2009
1:11 pm
[rauldandrea]
If you were a game designer...
If you were suddenly "tasked with" inventing a new electronic game, what 'theme' would you most likely gravitate twords?

or another related question is...

Has there ever been an activity you enjoy (or think you would enjoy) that nobody has ever made an electronic game about?
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
3:52 am
[rauldandrea]
Handheld Horror Stories
Does anyone remember the TV firefighter show in the 80's called "Code Red" (I think starred the same guy who played Captain Adama on Battlestar Gallactica(?) Loren Green(?) )?

Well anyway, there was this one episode about a company making and selling undertested handheld electronic games which would eventually -catch fire-...

For me as a little boy this was a particularly riveting episode. In fact, is the only episode of the show I really remember anything about... It's no surprise I still love handheld games today after getting rivetted by such a TV show episode...

You can just picture me staring at the TV going "Oh, how _awful_!" :-D

Similarly, I remember many 80's TV shows that involve robots... I don't always remember the show name though... Like there was this one episode about a rather nice personalitied robot whose (nuclear powered?) battery pack was at risk of exploding (this may also be "Code Red"-- actually no... I think the show was "CHiPs"/"California Highway Patrol"), and then there was this 80's detective show about these little robots who would say "Joey's Here" and then kill people. I can almost remember the name of the show :-D
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
7:00 pm
[rauldandrea]
Radio Shack Chess Champion 2150L
She's actually made by a company called Saitek (merely has Radio Shack Labeling)

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This model of chess game and her sister the 2150 together have


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Thursday, December 18th, 2008
6:37 am
[rauldandrea]
Coleco Alien Attack
Anyone remember this game?

My brother and I used to play that handheld like mad... that and Bandai's (repackaged as Radio Shack) Hungry Monster (a pacman clone handheld)...

Anyway, while playing both games, my brother coined the phrase "flipped the board", which meant your score exceeded what the LED display could show and so 'started over' at zero again. What does he win, Pat Sajak??
Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
9:24 pm
[rauldandrea]
Putting Zone
This device is a 'practice-at-home' device for golf-putting. I'm reasonably sure he speaks, and if so, definitely in a male voice...

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The Putting Zone trainer has


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Posted to the LJ communities 'electronicgames' and 'thingsthattalk'.
Saturday, November 15th, 2008
8:40 am
[rauldandrea]
Radio Shack (ScienceFair) "microcomputer trainer" probably sold in mid or early 80s...
Anyone remember these? You wire the components together from a kit, there's several built-in games in ROM, and you can also write your own in machine language (the manual tells you what the different op-codes are you can store in memory and what they do)...

The reason I am listing on 'electronicgames' is cause I am sooooo reminded of the Parker Bros. Merlin (anyone know anything about what processor she had?) by the built in games, and just the general capabilities of the device...

Anyway the two games which come to mind are 'ratbashing' (my animal rights friend would just loooooovvvvveeee this) where an LED lights and you gotta hit the appropriate key to 'bash the rat' supposividly poking her head out of that given hole, and the music match game, which is way better than Merlin's cause you have to identify the note (nothing actually lights up to show you where to press-- so more than just a memory game)

Anyway, this is she...

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Anyway, I got my second one (first one was as a kid when they were new) a few years ago in an original shrinkwrapped box with an original Radio Shack price sticker... I thought for about 30 seconds before I tore the plastic off and was reunited with one of the loves of my life :-)

I love the side of the box which says "Explains Binary and Hexadecimal Math"... No dude, she doesn't explain _jack_, but her manual does :-) I picture Scotty from whichever StarTrek movie going "Computer. Yoohoo, computer..." (And then they realize isn't voice operated, but know exactly how to use... I don't remember seeing an Apple logo)

This post is being posted to electronicgames and vintagecomputer...

She has


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Friday, November 14th, 2008
8:57 am
[rauldandrea]
Milton Bradley/Hasbro 'True You' Personality Profiler
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Please hear her here, here, here, and here (Please start your volume low and bring up after recording begins as recording levels are not 'standardized').

Incidentally, storebought models don't have those two wires coming out of her bottom of course... _Mine_ has a headphone jack. Since no pre-teen girls are ever seen entering or Leave-ing this appartment, I sorta need one :-D (I love interesting talking gizmos with voices I like-- As for having my personality read, slews of those questions that come with her are completely irrelevant to any adult male :-D)

This post is also being posted to electronicgames, thingsthattalk, and objectpersonify



She has


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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
3:50 am
[rauldandrea]
I own like 4 of these :-D
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Sorry... You don't "lj-cut" anyone this beautiful :-)



Control panel on Canadian version...

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The Parker Brothers Merlin has


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'Hit Me'?? Could this be a JOB FOR objectpersonify?? :-)
3:03 am
[rauldandrea]
This Group is Actively Seeking Moderators
The only way to ensure that this LJ forum doesn't become yet-another moderatorless 'flying-herself'-"Airplaine movie" :-D is to seek co-moderators right from day one. If you are passionate about this subject, please make your feelings known :-)
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
6:59 am
[rauldandrea]
Jack Diamond Talking Electronic Blackjack Dealer
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To hear him (male voice) personify himself while complaining about unusual operating conditions (note: volume is loud on these two files), you can click here and here.

I really wish they'd make a female version :-)


This game has


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk and objectpersonify LiveJournal communities)
Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
6:03 am
[rauldandrea]
Alexandra The Great chess game
She not only talks in a female voice but personifies herself with statements like "I am Alexandra", "I suggest (whatever move)" and "Please move my rook for me"...

She also speaks in a couple of different languages...

Her English is here, but her Spanish is better :-).

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Excalibur Electronics Alexandra The Great Chess game has


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(Also posted to thingsthattalk and objectpersonify LiveJournal communities... And if you liked this post, you might also like the following other LiveJournal community: humannamedstuff)
Sunday, September 21st, 2008
9:41 pm
[rauldandrea]
Sears Follow Me
I had one as a kid. We became separated. I found another on eBay after long searching as an adult...










The Sears Follow Me has


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8:36 pm
[rauldandrea]
Hasbro 'Remote Possibilities'
Anyone know anything about this game?

All I know is she speaks in a female voice. I don't have the little remotes so I can't learn more from her directly...

Anyway she's made by same people who made True You Personality Profiler (game for little girls). In fact I think might be the same girl doing the voice :-)

One thing I love about True You is that she's -translucent-. You can see all her electronics, and there's nothing to see :-) This wonderful girl's brain isn't any bigger than your finger (we're talking everything not wires, speaker or buttons here), and she's says a lot of different things, and she sooooooo wonderful...
8:24 pm
[rauldandrea]
I really like her...
(Sorry about the bad pictures)

She's an MGA (Micro Games of America) Othello game. RadioShack also had one sold under their name as well (otherwise identical).

Anyway I like her cause the game is enjoyable and she seems very smart...








MGA Handheld Othello has


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7:36 pm
[rauldandrea]
Isn't she beautiful?
She's a Saitek Pro Bridge 500... And she's probably from the early 90's(?)











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